ReCEnT Online - GP Synergy

ReCEnT Online

How does Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) Online work?

As most of you know, (and ‘welcome’ to those who are new), ReCEnT involves recording information about your clinical consultations each GP training term. After recording your clinical consultations, you will receive a feedback report which is an important tool to aid reflection on your practice and educational and training needs. The more complete your clinical information the more useful ReCEnT is to you. Critical evaluation is encouraged in interpreting your ReCEnT report (remembering that ReCEnT is a reflective exercise, not a benchmarking exercise):

  • Was this a typical week?
  • Are the results unexpected?
  • Am I different from other registrars? If so, why might that be?
  • Am I getting an adequate range of clinical presentations for optimal learning (and exam preparation)?
  • Do I need to reconsider any aspect of my practice?

Important change to ReCEnT

Paper questionnaires are no longer, questionnaires are now online.

Also, the learning goals section in the encounter forms only needs to be completed when you have thought of one during an encounter (it used to be a yes/no question). But please remember to record it when you do identify a learning goal!

How does ReCEnT Online work?

The project requires GP registrars to:

  • complete a registrar and practice characteristic questionnaire
  • complete encounter forms, recording details of 60 consecutive consultations.

You will be able to access ReCEnT Online via GPrime once you receive an invitation email. You will find a link to ReCEnT Online under Quick Links & Subscriptions. There will also be an instructional video that you can watch if you’re not sure how to complete the forms. You can find more information in GPrime at the ReCEnT Program page, or search using the Forms, Documents and Links tab.

GP registrars are provided with a feedback report that compares their consultations to the larger group of registrars and national GP data. Registrars are strongly encouraged to discuss this information with their supervisors and their medical educators. Feedback reports are accessible in GPrime by medical educators and supervisors, and we recommend discussion of feedback reports at training advisor contacts or via email.

ReCEnT and research

As well as this primary educational function, ReCEnT has a research function which allows ReCEnT findings to inform GP Synergy’s educational program, and GP training in Australia more generally. Your data is used for research purposes only with your consent.  You can find details of research findings from  ReCEnT at the Research and Evaluation subsite.

2021.1 ReCEnT timetable 

All subregions
Term 1: ReCEnT orientation17 March (webinar)
Invitation email to start completionDue date
GPT1 and PRRT118 March16 April
GPT2 and PRRT212 April10 May
GPT3 and PRRT36 April4 May

NOTE: if you didn’t start your GP training term on the 1 February you may receive your invitation email at a later date.

If you have any questions about starting and completing ReCEnT Online forms, please contact Katie Mulquiney on or 1300 477 963.

If you have any questions about the overall project, please contact Parker Magin on or 1300 477 963.